Jeremy Meeks, Hot Mugshot Guy, Trying to Become Model, Get Reality TV Show
From mugshot to photo shoot! Jeremy Meeks, the convicted felon whose swoon-worthy mugshot went viral last month, may be sticking around for a while. According to Page Six, the "hot mugshot guy" has hired former porn star-turned-publicist Gina Rodriguez to be his agent. Meeks, however, will not be joining the adult-entertainment business despite recently receiving a $100,000 offer.
"We are by no means considering any type of porn offer," Rodriguez told Page Six. "Our plan is to brand Jeremy as a high-fashion model and to get him a reality-TV show to follow his foray into modeling."
Meeks, 30, became an internet sensation after California's Stockton Police Department posted his mugshot on its Facebook page on June 18. At the time, he and four others were arrested in a gang-related bust.
"Well I appreciate [the attention]," Meeks told reporters while in jail on June 19. "But I just want them to know that this is really not me, I'm not some kingpin." (Meeks is married and father to a 3-year-old son.)
Meeks' wife, however, hasn't responded as well to the hoopla surrounding her husband. "I wouldn't be surprised if you don’t see her at all in the cameras, because she's upset," family friend Simone Johnson told Sacramento CBS affiliate CBS13. "She's furious. Her man is in there and people are taking it as a joke, thinking it's funny talking about his looks, saying all kinds of crazy things."